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They are domestic relics of a bygone era when space travel was new and exciting and the world was buzzing with optimism about what could be.

NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 40 years ago reinvigorated demand for space-inspired mementoes that was stirring well before the start of the Space Age in the 1950s.

Shops offered everything from rocket-shaped lamps, to skateboards, biscuit tins and toys emblazoned with stars and futuristic astronauts. Read full article »

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